2017 Ford F-150 Ames IA

2017 Ford F-150

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New 2017 Ford F-150 at Ames Ford Lincoln for Ames, IA

If you want a fantastic pick-up truck then you are at the right place. Here we will discuss the 2017 Ford F-150 and what it has to offer to you as a prospective buyer. The 2017 Ford F-150 is a very capable pickup truck bound to meet your needs. It also offers great fuel economy, and an impressive payload and tow ratings. There is an available off-road-ready Raptor model that will easily get over any terrain you want to drive it in. Four different engines are available, and we will learn more about those in a moment. For the 2017 model year the Ford F-150 the available turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine has been redesigned and paired with a new ten-speed transmission. Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Ford F-150 and how the excellent truck could be exactly what you’ve been looking for!

Under the F-150's Hood

Now for the available engines that were mentioned above. The first is the base engine, which is a 3.5-liter V6. It produces 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, and allows for a towing maximum of 7,600 pounds. Then there’s the optional turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine that produces 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. With this engine you can haul up to 8,500 pounds worth of equipment with the vehicle. Then we’ve got the redesigned 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine. This creates 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with the above-mentioned ten-speed automatic transmission. Last but not least we have another type of the 3.5-liter turbocharged engine that will get you 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

Design of Ford F-150

There are three cab styles--regular, SuperCab (extended) and SuperCrew (crew cab) available to purchase the 2017 Ford F-150 in. There are three bed lengths offered: a 5.5-foot, a 6.5-foot and an 8-foot. There are seven trim levels available to choose from, and those trim levels are the following: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor. The base XL will get you a pre-wired trailer connection, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 4.2-inch central display screen, a four-speaker radio and auxiliary input, and Bluetooth. An available 101A package offers power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, Sync voice controls and more!

What's so great about the Raptor model?

It is designed for serious off-road driving. It also comes with a standard four-wheel drive system.

What's the towing maximum of the base engine?

The base engine's towing maximum is 7,600 pounds. This engine comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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In government crash testing the 2017 Ford F-150 received five out of five stars for the overall safety rating, getting five stars for front- and side-impact protection. Standard features on the 2017 Ford F-150 include stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, trailer sway control and automatic crash notification via paired cell phones. XLT models and above come standard with Ford’s MyKey system that monitors the vehicle and lets owners set alerts and limitations for teen drivers and valets. Available features for all models of the 2017 Ford F-150 include rear parking sensors and rearview and surround-view cameras. We welcome you down to Ames Ford Lincoln when you have some free time. We can’t wait to show you our lot’s inventory.

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